This weekend, I surprised my sister Lindsey in Kennebunkport for her upcoming 32nd birthday! My mom and I planned a little getaway for her at the Tides Beach Club (my favorite place in Kbunk) and had the BEST time. Chris and I stayed at Tides for our mini-moon so I was excited to return and to share it with my two favorite women! There is a restaurant on site so you don't have to leave for dinner & the food is amazing! We all got the lobster roll, served warm with garlic butter on a toasted roll. For dessert we shared the pumpkin creme brûlée which was also divine! I took so many photos in just 24 hours, so I will share some with you all.
If you're looking for getaway, even just for the night, I HIGHLY recommend Tides! They are closing for the winter season on November 1st, and will be having great deals that final weekend on ocean view rooms!
With Columbus Day weekend fast approaching, I spent a good portion of my day yesterday searching for romantic inn's and hotels to escape too! One of my favorite places EVER is Kennebunkport, Maine...Chris and I have stayed/dined at many places there and it never disappoints. I love that we live in Boston now and it's less than 1.5 hours to get there as well! If you live in New England (and even if you don't), Kennebunkport is the perfect romantic destination for you and your honey! Here are my recommendations on where to stay!
1. Tides Beach Club - Chris and I stayed here for our mini-moon this past June!
What We Love: Private beach directly across the property, on-site restaurant with the BEST lobster roll and tuna tar tar, complimentary breakfast, only 1 mile from our favorite restaurant, Earth, GREAT service.
Things to Know: It is about 5 miles from downtown Kennebunkport, small bathrooms and rooms.
2. Inn At English Meadows
What We Love: The breakfast was phenomenal (the innkeeper went to culinary school in France), amazing decor...it looks like you're in Pottery Barn - very modern taste, complimentary beach passes and chairs, high-end amenities.
Things to Know: A short walk to downtown Kennebunkport, very close to Old Vines wine bar (added bonus), Small rooms in general.
3. Old Fort Inn
What We Love: Rooms are in an old carriage house which is beautiful and charming, pool and bar on site, fireplaces in the rooms, bikes to rent, and bathrobes are NEXT level comfortable. Another great perk is that Old Fort Inn is part of the Kennebunkport Resort Collection so you can take advantage of amenities at other hotels such as Cape Arundel which is close by.
Things to Know: Breakfast was mediocre, it's located on the back side of Kennebunkport near Mabel's restaurant, The Colony, Cape Arundel, etc., nothing special about the bathroom amenities...pretty standard.
4. The Kennebunkport Inn
What We Love: Perfect downtown location, "One Dock" restaurant on-site (they serve a great steak!), bar on site, free parking, great price for the location.
Things to Know: Rooms/bathrooms are not spectacular, no water views, paying for location...not amenities.
5. The Beach House - Chris and I stayed here the night we got engaged....so this place is extremely close to my heart!
What We Love: Directly across from the beach with beautiful views, very close to downtown, complimentary breakfast, afternoon snacks served.
Things To Know: Small rooms/bathrooms (but clean!), only a few rooms have ocean views.
Coming up: Where to dine in Kennebunkport!